Permanent Weight Loss – Really?, by Linda Ross

With summer and swim suit season in sight, Linda Ross, a published writer, spiritual seeker and colleague, explores a new approach to weight loss.  Recent research and studies are revealing that the answer to weight loss may be through prayer.  The findings showed that prayer is very effective in changing thought. Perhaps, how we see and think about ourselves is the real challenge to overcome in weight loss.  Let’s read what spiritual insight Linda has to share on this interesting and life changing subject.

Photo by © Glow images

Photo by © Glow images

Ready to get rid of the weight loss yo-yo?

Yesterday a friend reminded me it’s the season of “6 weeks to a bikini body” once again.

I laughed, because a bikini is not what I wear to the beach. But I soon discovered that it’s also the title of a newly released book. The subject of weight loss is clearly not a laughing matter for many people!

But some have seen beyond that. I read this arresting quote from the site MindBodyGreen: “My desire to be happy is greater than my desire to be thin….At the end of the day, the enemy is not sugar, juice cleanses or Facebook. The enemy is our minds.”

As the MindBodyGreen article suggests, perhaps the time has come for a new approach to a healthier weight – beginning with reviewing how we think about ourselves. Interestingly, The London Daily Mail reported on a German study that went a step further and concluded that praying helps people stay in control of their emotions and behavior.

“These results are consistent with and contribute to a growing body of work attesting to the beneficial effects of praying on self-control”, the psychologists at Saarland University and the University of Mannheim, found.
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Kate is interested in blogging about the impact of prayer and spirituality on our health from her experience as a Christian Science practitioner. She is the media, legislative and public contact for Christian Science in the state of Maryland. Contact Kate on Twitter: @CscomMaryland, on Facebook: Kate Johnson CS, or email:  maryland@compub.org.